Invasive Alien Species
Species Name: Cissus sicyoides
- Family Name:
- Vitis quadricornuta (non Miq.) Back.
- Tropical Africa
- Climbing shrubs, 500-1200 cm tall. Stem not pruinose, terete, striate, often emitting hanging long, funiform, red, aerial roots which, in reaching water ramify brush-like; stipules very fugacious. Leaves ovate oblong, from cordate to truncate base, 7.5-17.5 x 5-12 cm; branches of cyme always greent; flower-buds with a rounded top; calyx shallowly 4-lobed; petals yellow or white, ± 2 mm long; disk flower yellow, 4-8 lobed; style after anthesis accrescent, becoming filiform and longer than rest of flower, green. Berry decurved, shining black.
- Invaded Habitat:
- Almost exclusively on watersides, under tree. Important weeds at the Bogor Bogor Botanical Garden, climbing and covering the crown of the trees.
- In Jawa naturalized in the surroundings of Bogor, West Java; also found in Bali and Sulawesi.
- Prefer the humid environment. Flowering throughout the year.
- Backer , C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen Van Den Brink. 1965. Flora of Java. N.V. P. Noordhoff. Groningen, Netherlands.
- Roemantyo and S. Purwantoro. 1990. Potensi Cissus sicyoides L. Sebagai Gulma Pohon Studi Kasus di Kebun Raya Bogor. Prosiding Konferensi HIGI X. Malang.